Everything you need to know

In response to the economic impact of Covid-19, the New Zealand government announced that between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2022, the cost of vocational education and training will be covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund.

We have a wide range of certificate and diploma-level programmes that are eligible under TTAF – and these programmes are available for study for no tuition fees! For a full list of eligible programmes, visit unitec.ac.nz

Applying for the fund

There is nothing you need to do. If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. Visit the FAQs from the Tertiary Education Commission for eligibility criteria and more information.

Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.

Please note: if your programme of study goes beyond 31 December 2022, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs. Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees

Programmes eligible for Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund*

We have a wide range of programmes that are eligible under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund and below is the list of programmes that are included. If the programme you’re interested in studying isn’t eligible for Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund, there are a range of other funding options available.

Trades and Services

- New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3)
- New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills - Carpentry (Level 3)
- New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)
- New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3)

Engineering and Construction

-New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3)
- New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical)(Level 6)
- New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electronic) (Level 6)
- New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
- New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology
- New Zealand Diploma in Construction
- New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
- New Zealand Diploma in Surveying

Health and Wellbeing

- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Mental Health and Addiction Support)
- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social Services)
- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Community Facilitation)

Landscape Design

- New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Landscape Design)
- New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Design)

Liaison Interpreting

- Liaison Interpreting Contexts (Social Systems, Culture and Ethics)
- Liaison Interpreting Theory and Practice

Computing

- New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity
- New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems
- New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Essentials)

 

*You may be able to study these qualifications for free under the NZ government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit the TEC website for more information and eligibility criteria. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet the entry criteria for the relevant programme. Some additional costs may apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation from TEC and so any offer of study by Unitec is conditional until TEC confirmation is received.